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Valentin M Gelikonov, Grigory V Gelikonov, Natalia D Gladkova, Vladimir I Leonov, Felix I Feldchtein, Alexander M Sergeev, Yakov I Khanin: Optical fiber interferometer with PZT scanning of interferometer arm optical length. Optical Coherence Technologies, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, February 2, 1999: US05867268 (138 worldwide citation)

The invention is related to technical physics, in particular to devices for investigating the internal structure of objects and can be used in medicine for diagnostics of human organs and systems, in particular for optical coherence tomography and in technical diagnostics, for example technological ...


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Joseph F Rando, Jeffrey M Novak: Scanner with coupon validation. Spectra Physics, Thomas M Freiburger, July 7, 1992: US05128520 (130 worldwide citation)

A point of sale (POS) bar code scanner such as in common use in retail stores includes provision for reading bar coded redemption coupons (or other bar coded documents redeemable for value) in a manner secure from a human operator. Integration of functions between the POS scanner and the coupon read ...


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Victor I Chomenky, Ali Jaafar: Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits by electroporation with improved comfort of patients. Minnesota Medical Physics, February 24, 2004: US06697670 (129 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for non-invasive treatment in lieu of cosmetic surgery is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a combination of a high and low voltage pulse generators connected to two or more electrodes placed on a treatment site of the patient's body. High voltage pulses, delivered to t ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Image reader with multi-focus lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, September 29, 1998: US05814803 (127 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Randall Donald Sexton: Optical tunnel high-speed camera system. Company Physics International, August 24, 1971: US3601480 (124 worldwide citation)

A high-speed framing camera is disclosed. The camera includes an optical tunnel of rectangular cross section for forming an extended array of virtual images of an event to be recorded. An objective lens system of limited aperture projects a cone of image-forming rays onto a face of a rotating mirror ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Method and apparatus for reading images without need for self-generated illumination source. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, March 28, 2000: US06042012 (121 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Craig D Cherry, Robert J Actis: Omnidirectional scanning method and apparatus. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, August 29, 1995: US05446271 (119 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading encoded symbols such as bar code labels at any orientation to a raster scanning device. A pattern of virtual scan lines is selected over the two-dimensional imaging region according to the specifications of the images to be read. The pattern is generated by definin ...


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Takayuki Taguchi, Shigeru Fujioka, Koichi Machida, Tadao Yamaguchi, Hajime Nakano: Biological fluid analyzing device. Nihon Medi Physics, Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, October 28, 1997: US05681529 (114 worldwide citation)

The biological fluid analyzing device for analyzing biological fluid by measuring optical characteristics of a sample has a sample receiving port 1 and a pump connection port 5. Between the sample receiving port 1 and the pump connection port 5, the analyzing device has either a combination of at le ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Multi-focus optical reader with masked or apodized lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, June 13, 2000: US06073851 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Ted L Teach: Earthmoving apparatus and method for grading land providing continuous resurveying. Spectra Physics Laserplane, Killworth Gottman Hagan & Schaeff, December 27, 1994: US05375663 (102 worldwide citation)

An earthmoving apparatus and method for grading a tract of land to a desired finish contour wherein a continuously updated contour map is displayed to the operator of the earthmoving apparatus during the grading process is provided. The earthmoving apparatus has a blade of known width for cutting an ...



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